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September 1, 2020
Bride and groom in a vineyard celebrating. Groom in Scottish Kilt jumping for joy
Planning a 2021 wedding during COVID
Yes, the future is uncertain. But it’s okay to still want to plan your wedding!  If you’re newly engaged and feeling a deep sense of disappointment […]
August 15, 2020
Couple at the ceremony site at Holman Ranch surrounded by classic green and white florals
Fall Rustic Elegance Wedding at Holman Ranch
A classic rustic elegance wedding in the fall at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley This beautiful fall wedding took place in late October at the iconic […]
August 5, 2020
Couple entering their receptions through large glass doors and celebrating with arms raised
Plan a Wedding like a Pro Part 2 – Creating a Stellar Budget
A budget is fundamental to successfully planning a wedding, here are some tips to get a clear budget established and on the path to happily married! […]
July 9, 2020
Al Fresco Wedding at Folktale Winery
7 Myths about planning a wedding
 7 Myths about Wedding Planning Okay I am going to say it – The entire wedding industry is surrounded by myths, half truths, and misconceptions. Yes, […]
June 24, 2020
escort cards on a round table with large floral arrangement
My Top 3 Escort Card Displays from 2019
I absolutely love escort card displays, its a great opportunity to do something fun, memorable and a chance to really give guests a taste of your […]
June 16, 2020
sunset colored boho style bouquet
Elopements, Micro Weddings, and Intimate Weddings – What is the difference?
With the threat of  COVID-19 present in everyone’s lives,  there has understandably been a lot of talk about SMALL Weddings. While small weddings have always been […]
June 1, 2020
Bride and Bridesmaids holding bouquets at Carmel Mission Ranch
Beautiful Hanging Florals for a Wedding
A beautiful barn wedding at the Carmel Mission Inn I started working with this couple about 10 months in advance of their wedding. They had most […]
May 7, 2020
Motherhood and Business
In honor of Mother’s Day, I am taking a break from my typical wedding and event-related blogs to talk about something that is so important to […]
April 8, 2020
Couple standing in front of wedding guests with arms around each other giving a short toast.
Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Toasts
Wedding Toasts Dos and Don’ts! I have seen a lot of different wedding toasts, some are good, some are bad, some bring me to tears, others […]
April 3, 2020
Kaitlin Ford lead planner of pocketful of plans working at a brightly lit desk on a computer
Embracing Uncertainty and Wedding Planning during COVID-19
I think we all know that the global pandemic is unprecedented, it’s scary and it’s uncertain. As a wedding planner I like having plans, back up […]
March 17, 2020
How to plan a wedding like a Pro – Part One!
First things first: congrats on your engagement! You are about to embark on an incredible journey. While planning a wedding has its share of ups and […]
February 26, 2020
Day-of Coordination does not exist!
To me, the most worrying trend in modern wedding planning is the confusion “day of coordination” services. Day of services have become quite popular, and at […]